Judo is a type of Japanese martial arts without weapons, which represents a whole philosophical trend. Literally, the name can be translated as “soft path” or “flexible path”. The rules and principles of the discipline were formulated by the Japanese martial artist Kano back in the late 19th century. Today, judo is practiced by tens of millions of people around the world.
Unlike karate and boxing, judo throws are considered to be throws, deductions, painful techniques and strangulation. Fighters learn dangerous methods and strikes only within the framework of the kata, where the main goal of the methods is to train the accuracy of movements, and not harm the health of the enemy. Judo is distinguished from any other type of wrestling by its minimal use of physical force and a wide variety of technical actions. Continue reading